Patsy A. Parrett, Rapid River, passed away at her home on Monday, March 28, 2016 following a lengthy illness.
She was born and raised on Sugar Island, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, on July 2, 1943 daughter to Mildred Roy. Patsy attended school in Sault Ste. Marie and resided there before moving to Rapid River 40 years ago. She later attended Bay De Noc Community College where she received her certificate in computer applications.
On November 14, 1996, Patsy married Charles “Chuck” Parrett in Rapid River.
Patsy loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed fishing, quilting, traveling to Grand Marais, beading, gardening and working with flowers.
Among survivors include her husband, Chuck of Rapid River; children, Marcia Lehto of Escanaba, Marla Follbaum, of Willis, MI, Mike (Sherri) Parrett of Rapid River, Jim (Sandy) McPherson of Rock, Geri Turek of Manistique, Kristin Brace of Escanaba, Jennifer (Chuck) Raspor of Escanaba, Patsy Parrett of Rapid River and Gerald Parrett of Escanaba; grandchildren, Stephanie Tomaszewski, Alison (Alfred) Rising, Patrick Tomaszewski, Tony McPherson, Neikko Turek, Josh Parrett, and Kloe Brace; and also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred and a grandson, Gerald Bond.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Rapid River Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Parrett family.